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Monthly Meeting Notes – October 12, 2017

Save the Date:

10/19/2017 @ 5 PM at Paramount: Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Rutland Regional Marketing Campaign ( / or Facebook Real Rutland)


10/25/2017: “Guns and Hoses” at Southside Steakhouse

Fundraiser for United Way


11/1/2017: 1 PM near Phoenix Books on Center Street

Unveiling of first sculpture in Downtown (Jungle Book!)


11/4/2017: Homeless Prevention Center Dinner Dance Fundraiser and Silent Auction


Mayor Allaire:

Kim Peter’s appointment as the Superintendent of Rutland Rec will go before the Board of Aldermen on Monday

Mary Moran is retiring – thank you for your long service and commitment

City is putting together process for absolving themselves of 22 properties, two are up for sale


Chief Kilcullen:

“Guns and Hoses” – October 25th – Southside Steakhouse – Fundraiser for United Way; Police Dept and Fire Dept will be serving


Community Cupboard, Kelly Giancola

Italian American Club is having an October Fest this Saturday to benefit the Community Cupboard, call and get tickets ($30)


Mary Crowley

“Zing”, a show for disadvantaged children @ PEGTV, hoping to sign up community members to share their talents

First show was “Please, Pumpkins (Winslow Farms), and Puppets”
3 PM on Mondays, 11 AM Tuesday, 7 PM on Thursdays, Channel 15


Homeless Prevention Center:

Dinner Dance Fundraiser

November 4th – Dinner Dance and Silent Auction


Committee Report Outs:

Health: Suicide Prevention Training underway community-wide

Crime and Safety: Setting goals for 2018


Building Great Neighborhoods

NeighborWorks and Boys & Girls Club collaborating on TAG, a youth-directed public art project.

  • Youth voted to focus on Baxter Street Alley, want to create a sculpture and a mural
  • Nick Santoro and Josh Morse (Green Screen Graphics) are the artist experts
  • Looking for a wood chipper for 10/25! Please contact

November 1 @ 1 PM near Phoenix Books on Center Street – unveiling of first sculpture in Downtown (Jungle Book!)

Rutland Rec

  • Needs volunteers for the Halloween Parade! October 28th
  • Planning stages for Winter Fest
  • On-ice volunteers at Giorgetti

Dismas House: Always has volunteers available! Stressing giving back to the community with residents

Family Fun Day @ Georgetti Arena: November 25: Contact Dream Center for more information

Maker Space is offering workshops – check out website – including 3-D printing, coding, etc

Resilient (Adverse Childhood Experiences) film – October 17 from 5-7 PM – Public Showing at CCV with panel discussion after

Habitat for Humanity

  • 42 Cleveland Ave build: stop by on Wednesday or Sunday 9-2:30!
  • January 2018 completion date

Homeless Prevention Center

Family Shelter – unfortunately, lost the funding from the state, now trying to move forward

Lt. Governor will be in town at the VFFC, October 26 – come ask questions!

Veterans Outreach – Richard Gallo

  • Freeze Out – raise awareness for homeless veterans
  • October 14-15

Northwest Rutland Property Rehabilitation

  • 39 Pine Street (#3) is finished – we’re looking for a buyer!
  • 128 Library Ave is well-underway, finished within 2 months
  • Park Ave properties will be tackled next, to be completed by end of 2018


April Cioffi – Trying to create a way to find funds to continue a scholarship program that is ending. Brainstorming: Summer Camp Fair: charge organizations to showcase services, money goes to scholarships for local youth to attend

Habitat is looking for next family partner




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